Behaviour Mentor based within the SEMH alternative provision unit

  • Contract type - 34 hrs pw, Monday to Friday inclusive.  Term time plus five training days.
  • Salary range - Actual commencing salary range: £15,748pa - £19,354pa (New SCP 7 - 17)
  • Location - Bradford - Co-op Academy Grange
  • Closing date - March 8, 2021

Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire we have an exciting opportunity for two Behaviour Mentors at Co-op Academy Grange.  Reporting to the Assistant Headteacher for Student Support and ‘Fledge’ Curriculum Leader, you’ll be based within the SEMH internal alternative provision unit.  You’ll mentor and support identified students who have SEMH and other behaviour needs within our in house alternative provision unit ‘Fledge’.

(Actual working hours will be discussed in the recruitment process and will be determined by the Academy.   Flexibility will be required in relation to your exact start/finish times to ensure the needs of The Trust are met).

Core Duties:

  • You’ll monitor, record and review progress of individual students and  share information with relevant staff and parents / carers
  • You’ll provide information advice and guidance to specific students and their parents/carers.
  • You’ll be a keyworker for identified students and liaise with Grange staff and external agencies to support academic and personal progress.
  • You’ll plan and deliver intervention programs to a small cohort of students to develop their social and emotional skills – tracking and evidencing progress.
  • You’ll plan and deliver elements of supportive interventions eg anger management
  • You’ll work with other Inclusion colleagues to provide ‘out of the classroom’ learning experiences.
  • You’ll facilitate, where appropriate, extra-curricular activities to engage and motivate students.
  • You’ll support the inclusive ethos of the school.

If you have experience of working with students with additional needs and able to demonstrate you can deal effectively with students presenting challenging behaviour we’d like to hear from you.  You’ll be educated to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent (or have significant experience) including GCSE English and Maths (A – C) equivalent.

You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills and will have the ability to communicate at all levels, and lead group sessions and activities.

You’ll be enthusiastic, confident and have a commitment to promote high quality learning.

INTERESTED?   For further information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

To Apply:

Visits to our Academy are usually strongly welcomed however due to COVID-19 are unfortunately not possible.

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process.  To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and  Application Form PART B and email them to:

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community.  It is responsible for twenty six academies in Leeds, Wirral, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor

You’ll join a talented staff team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves.  As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development and progression across all phases.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our ‘Requires Improvement’ school (Ofsted January 2019), joining a highly motivated and forward-thinking staff team and contributing to our next level of successful development.  Ofsted has judged that the school has improved after much hard work from the staff and students over the past two and a half years. Co-op Academy Grange are already working hard and looking to improve on the feedback given in the recent report.  You can read the full report here:  Get on board now because Co-op Academy Grange is back on track and going places. Following the merger with the Co-op Academies Trust, on 1 June 2019, this is such an exciting time to join us and make your mark on this journey.

What we offer:

  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
  • Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across Co-op Academy Grange
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/Continuing professional development

Co-op Academy Grange is an inspiring place to work and learn and as part of the Co-op Academies Trust, aims to secure excellence in all aspects of its work.  We’re a larger than average inner-city academy, the largest school in south Bradford, within the Little Horton ward (BD5).  45% of households are described as either D- working class or E – non-working. 42% of properties have three or more bedrooms.  The largest ethnic group is Pakistani at 43% (Bradford 20%) and second largest white British at 15% (Bradford 64%).  17% of people living in Bradford were born outside the UK.  The 2011 census identifies 80% of homes in BD5 having one or more deprivation dimensions. Bradford authority identifies a clear correlation between wards with high deprivation and a lack of positive outcomes across a range of measures.  We’re a highly inclusive school fully committed to improving a range of outcomes for our students.  We make a real difference to the lives of our students and welcome applications from others who wish to join us in this important work.

Co-op Academy Grange is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments are made subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and a medical declaration.

“Co-op Academies Trust, as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf”.

Closing date:  12.00noon on Monday 8 March 2021

For further information, please contact Human Resources by email at:

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